LIt is slowly getting colder, the heaters are turned on, the air inside is getting dry. Especially now, a widespread disease causes problems for many people: neurodermatitis. Only with the right skin care and therapy can the reddened, severely itchy eczema be kept in check.
The cause of neurodermatitis is genetic predisposition. So the risk of getting sick is inherited. “The specific cause are changes in the upper layers of the skin, which lead to the skin drying out more quickly,” explains Professor Torsten Zuberbier, dermatologist and head of allergy research at the Charité in Berlin. A second important genetic component is the tendency to allergies.